A Twofer!

A Twofer!

  As deliciously surprising as it was be named a 2020 Next Generation Indie Books Awards Finalist for Memoirs it was astounding to find out that the wondrous Ben Tanzer had also entered me in the NGIBA Regional category. Huge congratulations to the winners and my...
An overshadowed musical life

An overshadowed musical life

The close sibling relationship between Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn intrigues me—because of the close relationship I had with my own brother, Peter. For WBJC, I put together an 8-minute reflection on her overshadowed musical life. You can listen here. ...
ONW at The Owl

ONW at The Owl

This evening, I was scheduled to be in discussion with the author, Tony Peake (North Facing), at the Owl Bookshop in Kentish Town, London. Like all other book events, this one had to be cancelled/postponed—in fact, Tony was one of the poor souls who succumbed early to...
How do you program music during a pandemic?

How do you program music during a pandemic?

“THE MUSIC YOU OFFER US HAS ALWAYS MATTERED, BUT RIGHT NOW IT’S EVEN MORE IMPORTANT.” This wonderful comment from Linda Cades is one of the many we have been receiving from WBJC listeners during the COVID-19 response. Linda was reacting, in part, to the interview I’d...
Reading in the time of COVID-19

Reading in the time of COVID-19

Old New Worlds Part II Chapter Fourteen         As my contralto-nutritionist friend Monica Reinagel has pointed out, “By now, you’ve gotten emails from every website and business you’ve ever visited, announcing how they are responding...

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